The following checklist of 4Humanities tasks and volunteers (including volunteers for both technical and content tasks) is organized roughly according to the 4Humanities web site structure. If you are already a member of the 4Humanities collective and have “editor” permissions on the site, please volunteer for indicated tasks or add/revise tasks. If you are not […]
All posts by Alan Liu
Important recent studies and publications on the present, past, and future of the humanities around the world and in particular nations and states.
Call for Ideas & Suggestions
4Humanities solicits ideas and suggestions for effective advocacy of the humanities from the humanities community and the public. Both specific ideas for projects or resources, and broader ideas for the best approach to the problem, are welcome. Please add your ideas by leaving a comment here. (You may also be interested in the task sheet […]
4Humanities is also a forum for the voices of students and young people who have a conviction about what the humanities mean to society or to their lives. 4Humanities welcomes student contributions in any form or medium, including letters, photos, videos, audio, poems, drawings, paintings, etc.
Reframing the Humanities as Useful
On March 30-31, 2023, the National Academy of Arts & Science hosted its symposium on “The Heart of the Matter at 10: The Past and Present of the Humanities” — an event themed around the tenth anniversary of the Academy’s The Heart of the Matter report. For the event, 4Humanities co-leader Alan Liu recorded a […]
Christine Henseler, “Stop Repeating Age-old Stigmas: Careers in the Arts and Humanities are Plentiful and They Pay”
By: Christine Henseler It baffles me to hear parents tell their kids that art is a hobby, not a career; that you can’t make good money with a degree in English. Wasn’t it just yesterday evening that these same adults binged for hours on the entire season of Grey’s Anatomy? For the second time? It so […]
Arts and Humanities — What Are They? (Students Asking Students)
In fall 2022, students in Professor Christine Henseler’s sophomore research seminar at Union College on “Arts and Humanities: Don’t Leave College Without Them” created for their final project a Shout Out for the Humanities campaign in the shape of essays, infographics, or other public-facing narratives. One creative group of students (branding themselves STC Productions) produced […]